Bento Box to the Rescue!!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Last night my Bento saved me from over eating. My sister and I made our own sushi. It was very yummy. We also had Spinach dumplings.
I was this close to way overeating by finishing my half of the several rolls we made, certainly too much food for one meal, when I decided to save enough for a nice Bento lunch. I stopped eating and set aside the rest of my meal. This is amazing for me because I love sushi and it can be difficult to stop.
I had also purchased mochi for dessert and since I had already reached my food limit for the meal, decided to save it for my Bento Lunch
I have three bento boxes and a TON of accessories that she (sister) brought me back from her study abroad in Japan. Why not play?
Sushi (avocado, carrot, crab, cucumber)- 1 spinach dumpling-Seasame Mochi- Baby Carrots & Cucumber Sticks-Kiwi
I think I will try this strategy in the future when I have too much Dinner on my plate. This actually happens maybe once a week (or slightly less) since I am really only cooking for two. I am really good at it but now and then there is not quite enough for leftover’s or I over estimate my appetite and I split everything between two plates. I still have the bad habit of finishing my plate even when I am already satisfied. I need to remember that Bento can be a fun and creative way to use the extra. Mine are not always pretty or elaborate like some you see on the internet but it is fun to do. It also is fantastic portion control!